June 1, 2018

After 25 years without a home, Chadeish Yameinu is finally putting down roots.  

Come to our Open House Celebration

All day Sunday, June 10, at the Galleria, 

740 Front Street, Suite 170, Santa Cruz, 

to see the new shul. 

Participate in creating a sacred space for your spiritual home at Chadeish Yameinu, a Jewish Renewal Congregation, through writing a check for the Move In Fund. The mailing address is P.O. Box...

June 1, 2018

Save the Date!

From Biblical Sarah to Seinfelt-Jewish Humor Through the Ages

Offering dozens of examples from various genres of Jewish humor through the ages, Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg paints the hues and textures of Jewish life that generated a rich tradition of comedic stories and created a healthy path through hard times.  

Come ready to learn and laugh together.

Saturday, June 16th, 7:30 - 9:00 pm,

Followed by Havdalah

At Chadeish...

May 28, 2018

Torah Service

Join us for a Shabbat Morning Service, Saturday, June 9, 10 am, at the new soul, the Galleria, 740 Front Street, Suite 170, Santa Cruz. All are welcome.

Vegetarian potluck lunch follows at around 12:15 pm.Please bring food to share.

May 3, 2018

From Choir Girl to Bar Mitzvah Boy

From Hidden Jew to Gay Rabbi: A Queer Love Story

Presented by Robert Crow and Rabbi Arnie Sleutelberg

At Temple Beth El, 3055 Porter Gulch Road, Aptos

Robert Crowe was born in the UK. He was raised as a girl within the faith of the Church of England, the daughter of a vicar. He is now Jewish and lives in the United States.

Rabbi Arnie was the spiritual leader of Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy,...

February 26, 2018

Team Members are working alongside volunteers from Chadeish Yameinu Jewish Renewal and from the community on our second Hygiene Kit Assembly event! These kits include essentials like socks, toothbrushes, and hand sanitizer. Thank you to our friends at Emerging Leaders Circle for providing some of the supplies and to Bank of the West for providing the space.

If you're interested in participating in a future event, and/or hosting...

January 24, 2018

Chadeish Yameinu is forming a "SOUP BANK." 

Someone has donated a freezer for our use.  

This way, any time we are able, we can do the mitzvah of

preparing soup for members in need 

(post surgery, sitting shiva, unable to get out, etc.).

If you would like to make (or receive) warm nourishing soup, please contact Sheila Namir at: snamir@sbcglobal.net.  

It's a mitzvah!!

December 7, 2017

Watch CY on Community TV show ("Voices From the Village"), hosted by Steve Pleich, that featured Chadeish Yameinu. Baruch Dolowich, Louise Drummond, Akindele Bankole and Rabbi Eli were all guests, sharing about our wonderful Jewish Renewal community.


July 25, 2017

The Interfaith Shelter Program needs Volunteers!

Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily, your righteousness shall go before you, the glory of the Eternal shall be your rear guard. Isaiah 58:7-8

The Tik...

June 14, 2017

The CY Tikun Olam Social Action Committee held our first Tikun Olam potluck featuring a local organization doing mitzvah work in the community.  The event was a huge success. There were approximately 30 people in attendance, half were CY members and half were members of our host location, Walnut Commons. Our guest was Chip from the Santa Cruz Downtown Association, who came to share about the amazing new program he is hoping to...

March 25, 2017

The need for a new CY logo arose when Reb Eli invited the congregation to attend the recent Women's March in Santa Cruz in January.  We found that our organization did not possess a large banner which could identify us while marching.  Ed Garner volunteered to create the banner, but discovered that the only graphic files of the old logo that could be found were very low resolution JPGs, unuseable for printing on a large format...

February 1, 2017

The Interfaith Shelter Program provides transitional housing with dinner and breakfast each night of the week for a community of about 20 individuals currently without secure housing. We are excited to continue our involvement in this very worthwhile Tikkun Olam program for the next four months. Each third Sunday of the month we provide meals to these homeless folks and eat dinner with them. Our upcoming date is March 19th, 20...

October 6, 2016

Dear All,

Etiel and I are so grateful for your donations so that street people can stay warm as the weather cools.  We pray for rain, yet it's very difficult on those who have no place to go.  Having all of the wonderful BRAND-NEW (such a big deal for all the street dwellers) socks, hats, gloves, knitted scarves, coats, jackets, sweaters, etc is such a treat for them.  I just came back from the area in front of the homeless s...

September 30, 2016

A big heartfelt thank you to all of you who helped make our holidays so beautiful. 

(We hope we have all your names - if we missed anyone, please let us know.)

Adult Learning Discussion:  Akiva Akindele Bankole

Children’s Services:   Michele Hodah Newman, with Shalom Braveman, Wanda Yuhu Braveman, R' Eli Cohen, Fiona Sirota-Good

Derech (Spiritual Pathway), Sanctuary Setup, Decoration & Flowers:  Rose Ashford, Akiva Akindele B...

September 27, 2016

Here we sit, beginning a new year and finding ourselves in a new place, literally sitting in a new home for our community. And a question comes up for me: What makes a house a home?

And I stand here, preparing myself for the coming new year, having just moved – not once, but three times, into temporary arrangements. While I am very grateful for the shelter offered me in other people's homes, I find myself reflecting on this que...

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